Sherwin Sheppard – (January 11th 1936 – January 1st 2018)
Surrounded by his family and loved ones Sherwin Sheppard, the patriarch of our family also fondly known as Sheppard and Sheppy, was gracefully and peacefully welcomed into the kingdom of our heavenly father and Saviour at the Winnipeg Heath Sciences Centre.
Sherwin will be gratefully remembered by his former wife Alva Williams, his former common law wife Vidyah Maraj and his long-time friend Jean (Bibi).
He was the father of 14, Sherry (deceased) (Fredrick), Gail (Jerry), Sharon, Chedwin ,Ingrid (Leonard) , Shirley, Sherlock (Naomi), Sherlon, Selina (Curt), Sherwin, Stephanie (deceased), Sheena. Shinelle (Kester) and Shervan.
He was the grandfather of 30, Peter (deceased), Allan, Amey, Ashley, Adam, Sherry Ann, Sherrylann, Jude, Sherelle, Stacyann, Seline, Leona, Neil, Richard, Ingrid, Shantol, Christina, Stephon, Joshua, Adinah, River, Ethan, Stephanie, Jadon, Elijah, Kairon, Kylon, Kaidon and Samyra.
Sherwin had 16 great grandchildren Lincoln, Lucas, Shaiyon, Jaheem, Joye, Rishawn, Rinelle, Rayann, Reon, Ryan, Alissa, Mickael, Bentley and Benjamin.
Sherwin was the loving brother of Barbara Sampson (Lennard deceased), Shirley Cooke, Jack and Jeff (Athea). He was the uncle of many and relative to the Samuels and the Williams.
He was also the dear friend of Boysie (deceased) and George.
Born on the 11th of January, 1936, He was the first born to Augustus and Violet Sheppard at Cocoyea Village San Fernando Trinidad and Tobago, where he retired as a plant operator at the Steel Industry, before immigrating to Winnipeg Canada in 1994.
During his life time his greatest past time was fishing and he was admired for his cooking skills. He also loved gardening but his happiest moments were when he was surrounded by his family. His love of family caused him to make great sacrifices throughout his lifetime and he would gladly do without to see any of his children happy. It is with deep sadness that the Sheppard family says farewell to the ‘Silver Fox Sheppy’ but the fond memories of his life will last a lifetime.
The funeral service and interment will take place at St. John’s Cathedral (135 Anderson Ave.) on Wednesday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m., The Rev. Brian Ford, Honorary Assistant, presiding.